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How To Make Disneyland Corn Dogs

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A trip to Disneyland is incomplete without indulging in the legendary Disneyland Corn Dogs. These hand-dipped, deep-fried delights have become synonymous with the Disney experience. But what if you could recreate this magical experience at home? This detailed guide will walk you through the process of making Disneyland-style corn dogs, complete with tips, tricks, and interesting facts.


To make Disneyland Corn Dogs at home, you need to create a batter with cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, egg, buttermilk, and honey. Skewer your hot dogs, dip them in the batter, and then deep fry them in vegetable oil heated to 375°F (190°C) until they’re golden brown and crispy. The secret to their unique taste lies in the slightly sweet batter and the hand-dipping process. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.


To start, gather your ingredients. You will need:

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 8-12 hot dogs (preferably all-beef)
  • Wooden skewers


  1. Start by whisking together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the egg, buttermilk, and honey.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix until a smooth batter is formed.
  4. Pour the batter into a tall glass or container, deep enough to dip the hot dogs.
  5. Skewer each hot dog with a wooden skewer, leaving enough of the skewer exposed to hold onto.
  6. Heat about 3 inches of vegetable oil in a large pot or deep fryer to 375°F (190°C). Use a deep-fry thermometer to monitor the temperature.
  7. Dry each hot dog with a paper towel to remove any moisture, which will help the batter stick better.
  8. Dip each hot dog into the batter, coating it evenly. Allow any excess batter to drip off.
  9. Carefully lower the coated hot dog into the hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Fry only a few corn dogs at a time to avoid overcrowding the pot.
  10. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to remove the corn dogs from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  11. Serve the corn dogs with your favorite dipping sauces, such as ketchup, mustard, or honey mustard.

Tips and Tricks

To perfect your Disneyland Corn Dog recipe, remember these tips:

  • Use high-quality hot dogs for the best results.
  • Maintain the right oil temperature throughout the frying process.
  • The batter should be thick enough to coat the hot dogs evenly.
  • After frying, drain the corn dogs on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • If you have leftovers, freeze them in a freezer-safe bag. When ready to reheat, bake them at 400°F until they are crispy and heated through.

The Magic Behind Disneyland Corn Dogs

Disneyland Corn Dogs have a special place in the hearts of the park’s visitors. The history of these treats dates back to the early days of the park. The unique taste and high quality of these corn dogs have made them a must-try for anyone visiting Disneyland. They are hand-dipped in a special batter and deep-fried to golden brown perfection, resulting in a thick and crunchy cornbread coating that sets them apart from regular corn dogs. This combination of a slightly sweet batter and the hand-dipping process gives Disneyland Corn Dogs their distinctive taste and texture.


Making Disneyland Corn Dogs at home may not replace the magic of eating one while strolling down Main Street, U.S.A., but it can certainly bring a bit of that magic into your own kitchen. Whether you’re a Disney fanatic, a corn dog enthusiast, or just someone looking for a fun, delicious treat to make at home, this recipe is sure to impress. Enjoy the process, and most importantly, enjoy your homemade Disneyland Corn Dogs!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of hot dog for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any type of hot dog you prefer. However, for the most authentic Disneyland Corn Dog flavor, it’s recommended to use all-beef hot dogs.

What if I don’t have buttermilk?

If you don’t have buttermilk, you can make your own by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to a cup of milk. Let it sit for about 10 minutes until it curdles, then use it as directed in the recipe.

Can I bake these corn dogs instead of frying them?

While frying gives the corn dogs their traditional crispy coating, you can bake them if you prefer. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C), place the corn dogs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

How long can I store leftover corn dogs?

Leftover corn dogs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Remember to store them in airtight containers or freezer-safe bags.

What other sauces can I serve with the corn dogs?

Corn dogs can be served with a variety of sauces, depending on your preference. Some popular options include BBQ sauce, cheese sauce, and even sweet and sour sauce. Experiment with different flavors to find your favorite combo!

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